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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Apple introduces the new iPhone 3G S, in stores June 19th  —  All right boys and girls... It's time for the big show.  For months now, it has been glaringly obvious that Apple would introduce its third-generation handset at WWDC today and sure enough — it's here.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S announced: $199 16GB, $299 32GB, June 19  —  As endlessly predicted, Apple's unveiled a new iPhone today at WWDC, the iPhone 3G S — the “s” stands for speed.  Although it looks almost exactly like the 3G, it's much, much faster — some tasks are almost four times faster.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple shows iPhone OS 3.0 at WWDC, hits devices June 17th  —  Apple's showing off iPhone OS 3.0 at WWDC, and while we've seen most of it, there were naturally going to be a few surprises:  — Users will now be able to rent and purchase movies from the phone, along with audiobooks.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
AT&T Is Screwing Over US iPhone Users  —  There sure were a lot of fun things announced for iPhone 3.0 today!  It's too bad US customers won't get to use them for a while thanks to how terrible AT&T is.  —  Interested in tethering?  Available at some point, probably!
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:   8GB iPhone 3G Will Sell for $99 Alongside 3GS
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new MacBook family: non-removable batteries, lower prices  —  Apple just let loose a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at WWDC 2009, with what appears to be the same built-in, non-removable battery (or, non-user serviceable, if we're being proper) as in the current unibody 17-incher.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Everything You Need to Know About Snow Leopard  —  Apple is giving Snow Leopard, the next version of OS X, a proper unveiling today at WWDC.  Here are all the details, as we get them.  The biggest news?  It's only $29 to upgrade, and coming in September  —  Snow Leopard, otherwise known …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
MacBook Air gets a lot thinner—in price  —  On Monday, the Apple MacBook Air reached a new low in price as a wave of sub-$1,000 ultra-thin laptops is set to break on the market.  —  The ultra-thin, trend-setting 13-inch notebook made a steep descent from its rarefied, luxury-laptop pricing altitudes.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Boy Genius Report
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analysts deem Palm launch a success; Pre inventory replenishment eyed  —  Analysts called the Palm Pre launch a success, but supplies were tight.  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley deemed the initial Pre sales “solid.”  And J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster reckoned that most Sprint stores he called were sold out.
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China Requires Censoring Software on New PCs  —  BEIJING — China has issued a sweeping directive requiring all personal computers sold in the country to include sophisticated software that can filter out pornography and other “unhealthy information” from the Internet.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Movie studios launch Epix, 720p streaming service for films  —  Three major movie studios are about to try an interesting experiment.  They are launching a new TV network called Epix that will show their own recent films in HD, but they're going a step beyond by bundling it with an online …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Phil Schiller keynote live from WWDC 2009  —  It's happening, if you hadn't noticed.  Read after the break for live updates of all the keynote mayhem! iPhone OS 3.0, Snow Leopard and MacBook refreshes, just for starters.  —  Continue reading Phil Schiller keynote live from WWDC 2009
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Matt Villano / Time:
Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?  —  Word to those who think the Internet spells the end of traditional print media: “hacker journalists” have arrived to save the day.  (Read “The State of the Media: Not Good.")  —  A cadre of newly minted media whiz kids, who mix high-tech savvy …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Morality And Effectiveness Of Process Journalism  —  The New York Times Sunday edition team picks fights like no one else.  The problem is they tend to pick the wrong fights.  And mask opinion pieces as straight up factual articles.  —  In December they wrote about Facebook revenue woes just …
Discussion: Internet Evolution, broadstuff and Romenesko, Thanks:atul
Secure Channel:
Unconfirmed Reports of Massive T-Mobile Breach  —  Early reports indicate that hackers have penetrated the T-Mobile U.S. network and stolen proprietary operating data, customer databases and financial records.  According to a post on insecure.org, the hackers have claimed to be auctioning the pilfered data to the highest bidder.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apps Are Booming as Companies Seek a Place on Your Phone  —  Developers of programs for the iPhone have already managed to make a decent living selling hundreds of thousands of copies of games from their living rooms or garages.  —  But now, a new way to profit from writing software …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Paid Twitter Streams Are Here: Super Chirp  —  A new service from 83 Degrees called Super Chirp launches this evening that lets Twitter users get paid for their content stream.  —  This is a theme we've touched on in the past.  There is a huge market for celebrity fan pages that Super Chirp will play right into.
iFixit:
Palm Pre Teardown  —  Introduction  —  We got our hands on the new Palm Pre from Sprint!  Oh joy, our all-nighter in front of the Sprint store paid off!  We're finished disassembling it now.  Follow our updates @ifixit on twitter.  —  Teardown  —  This is a look at what is inside …
DigiTimes:
Acer to launch 3D notebook at the end of October, new netbook for 3Q10  —  Acer plans to launch a 15.6-inch 3D notebook, which the company jointly developed with Wistron, at the end of October 2009, according to Campbell Kan, vice president of Acer's mobile computing business unit.
Discussion: The Toybox, SlashGear and I4U News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The PC replacement cycle: Will Windows 7 light the fuse?  —  How long can enterprises milk their existing PCs without having to upgrade?  The answer for now is: Quite awhile, perhaps forever.  But technology chieftains are betting (praying?) that there's a big PC upgrade cycle looming …
Discussion: TechFlash and All about Microsoft
Electronista:
iPhone set for TomTom GPS app and accessories  —  While Apple announced a variety of new iPhone apps at the WWDC event on Monday, one of the notable additions integrates TomTom navigation.  The app will provide many of the same features as standalone GPS systems, such as turn-by-turn directions, voice prompts and route planning.
Discussion: Engadget
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD CEO reveals Atom-beater expected for 2010  —  Dirk Meyer, CEO of AMD has revealed the company is currently developing a platform that features lower-power, smaller-sizes, more complete functionality, and a cheaper price than Intel's Atom for netbooks.  Samples are expected to be delivered to partners in 2010.
Discussion: Liliputing, TechSpot and CrunchGear
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum  —  Tim Cook has run Apple well in Steve Jobs' absence, keeping alive the question of whether and how soon he might be named CEO  —  Apple (AAPL) appears poised to make good on repeated assurances that CEO Steve Jobs would be back at the helm by the end of June.
 
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